You’ve surely seen this fit chick riding next to you in class or signing riders in at the front desk. Meet one of our newest graduates of the RS Mentorship Program, Kelly Whittaker. Not only is Kelly a badass on the bike, this girl also crushed this year’s Boston Marathon! Catch her on Sundays at noon at RS Boston Common for a $10 Community Cash Class.
If I’m not in the studio, you’ll find me… running through the city somewhere! I am a marathon/half marathon runner, and usually training for an upcoming race. When the weather is nice out, some of my favorite spots to run are along the Esplanade and by the water in Southie, where I live. Running is one of my favorite ways to explore the city! If I’m not working out, I’m usually trying out a new restaurant or bar… All of that working out makes a girl hungry!
If I had to choose a single artist for a playlist, it would be… Beyonce! There’s not a single song by Bey that doesn’t make me want to dance on the bike… and her fierceness is contagious.
If I had to pick a favorite move on the bike, it would be… isolations in third. I love cranking the resistance and using my legs to power through hills. The burn is a good thing – it means I’m getting stronger!
My favorite drink on a night out… A Sam Summer! I’m a beer girl, and Sam just reminds me of everything I love about summer – baseball games, the beach, etc. So refreshing!
My favorite pre-workout snack… I usually workout early in the morning, so at 5:30 or 6 in the morning I keep it simple – coffee and a banana! For later workouts, I love protein-packed yogurt and granola for that boost of energy I need to power through climbs and sprints. Post-workout, I have an full-on addiction to The Ripe Stuff Firefly cashew milk… so good!
My goal for my rides… to leave it all on the bike and have an awesome time doing it! I love using powerful songs and beats to push it on hills and sprints, and there’s nothing like the feeling of the whole room riding to the same beat together. I want to inspire all my riders to push themselves out of their comfort zone!
My goal for myself… to become a stronger rider and motivator with each ride I lead, and to inspire others to be the best athletes they can be.
Quote I live by… “Fortune favors the bold.” If we don’t break out of our comfort zone, we will never know how great we can be!
Best advice I’ve ever been given… to enjoy the journey, not just the destination. It is so easy to focus on end results, we forget the best part can sometimes be the work it takes to get there.